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Man made Fiber Trademark Names, Manufacturers

and Fiber Characteristics from Milliken Textile.

Generic Name Trademark Name Manufacturer & Company Fiber Strength Retention of Shape Effects of heat
Acetate Chromespun Eastman Kodak Low Low Sticks at 350F-375F
Acrylic Acrilan Monsanto Textiles Company Excellent Excellent Sticks at 450F-497F
  Creslan American Cyanamid Company Excellent Excellent Sticks at 450F-497F
  Orlon E.I. Dupont de Nemours Excellent Excellent Sticks at 450F-497F
  Zefran Dow Badische Company Excellent Excellent Sticks at 450F-497F
Nylon Anso Allied Chemical Corporation Excellent Excellent Sticks at 445F
  Antron E.I. Dupont de Nemours Excellent Excellent Sticks at 445F
  Enkalure American Enka Company Excellent Excellent Sticks at 445F
  Ultron Monsanto Textiles Company Excellent Excellent Sticks at 445F
  Zelfon Dow Badische Company Excellent Excellent Sticks at 445F
Olefin Herculon Hercules, Inc,. Fibers Div. Excellent Low Melts at 325F
  Marvess Phillips Fibers, Phillips Petroleum Excellent Low Melts at 325F
  Vectra Chevron Chemical Excellent Low Melts at 325F
Polyester Dacron E.I. Dupont de Nemours Excellent Excellent Melts at 480F-550F
  Fortrel Celanse Corp. Excellent Excellent Melts at 480F-550F
Kodel Eastman Kodak Excellent Excellent Melts at 480F-550F
Hallofil E.I. Dupont de Nemours Excellent Excellent Melts at 480F-550F
  Trevira Hoechst Fiber Excellent Excellent Melts at 480F-550F
Rayon Fibro Courtaulds Low Low Decomposes at 350F
  Avril Avetex Fibers, inc. Low Low Decomposes at 350F-464F

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